SPUR (2023) 6 (3): https://doi.org/10.18833/spur/6/3/7
Welcome to the Spring 2023 issue of Scholarship & Practice of Undergraduate Research (SPUR). In this issue, we consider the impressive reach of undergraduate research to varied student groups, different types of institutions, and across international and physical distances.
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- Open-to-Read‐ Paula Paula Croonquist, Virginia Falkenberg, Natalie Minkovsky, Alexa Sawa, Matthew Skerritt, Maire Sustacek , Raffaella Diotti, Anthony Aragon, Tamara Mans, Goldie Sherr, Catherine Ward, Monica Hall-Woods, Anya Goodman, Laura Reed, David Lopatto
SPUR (2023) 6 (3): https://doi.org/10.18833/spur/6/3/1 Abstract:
The Genomics Education Partnership (GEP), a consortium of diverse colleges and universities, provides support for integrating genomics research into undergraduate curricula. To increase research opportunities for underrepresented students, GEP is expanding to more community colleges (CC). Genomics research, requiring only a computer with Internet access, may be particularly accessible for two-year institutions with limited research capacity and significant budget constraints. To understand how GEP supports student research at CCs, the authors analyzed student knowledge and self-reported outcomes. It was found that CC student gains were comparable to non-CC student gains, with improvements in attitudes toward science and thriving in science. The early findings suggest that the GEP model of centralized support with flexible implementation of a course-related undergraduate research experience benefits CC students and
may help mitigate barriers to implementing research at CCs.